Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis doesn't put people to sleep. Instead, a hypnotist guides the client's mind into the realm of the subconscious to discover and dissipate bad habits, traumatic memories, or stress. Great Lakes Hypnosis strives to do just that with every session. Likening it to flipping a switch within the brain, the hypnotist leads the mind's subconscious captain to smoke-free or anger-free waters. Great Lakes Hypnosis also helps with dietary and lifestyle habits, and clients often leave with healthy brain food, such as a relaxation CD that plies their ears with the tranquil noises of nature.
Cook Chiropractic Clinic has kept the citizens of Shelby Township standing taller, straighter, and without pain for three decades. During that time, founder Doctor of Chiropractic William S. Cook has guided the practice to fulfill its simple mission: to help people maintain their health naturally. He shares that goal with Doctor of Chiropractic Janet Bednarz, who brings more than 16 years of experience to the treatment table. Together they tend to clients’ concerns with hands-on therapies complemented by advanced technology. Chiropractic-adjustment tools help gently nudge spinal discs back into place, and thermal-scan technology pinpoints the exact location of pinched nerves.
New Way Martial Arts Academy's experienced instructors promote an ego-free environment for seminars on Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai boxing, and kickboxing at all skill levels. A silent focusing session opens Brazilian jiu-jitsu courses, which demonstrate the joint locks and chokeholds effective for subduing opponents with leverage rather than force. Sessions end with optional practice spars against other students or student-brought piñatas. Bodyfit kickboxing adds lower halves to the equation with shoeless strikes performed atop cushioned mats. During muay thai boxing hitting drills, attendees launch jabs at both punching bags and target shields.
Dr. Adam Mandziuk, the chiropractor behind Star Chiropractic, first became interested in chiropractic care as a teen. A doctor had recommended surgery for his father's back pain, but the elder Mandziuk decided to try chiropractic care first. It worked. Mandziuk witnessed his father heal without drugs or surgery.
At his practice, Dr. Mandziuk works to heal patients in the same way. With deft adjustments, he realigns spines, relieving pain and boosting overall health. Patients can also opt for massages that relax and soothe the surrounding muscles.
Doctor of Chiropractic Denise McDaniel expressed an interest in science at an early age, but it took a series of minor auto injuries to narrow her sights on the field of physical therapy. Those injuries had left her with daily headaches, and she paid her first visit to a chiropractor in search of relief. Within two weeks, her headaches were gone. They had been replaced with something else: a genuine interest in a career in chiropractic.
It’s safe to say that Dr. McDaniel has come a long way since then. Having opened and operated four clinics throughout Michigan, she has perfected a model of chiropractic care that focuses unrelentingly on the individual patient. She divides each treatment into three phases: relief care, corrective care, and wellness care. Generally speaking, the first of these phases addresses and reduces symptoms with adjustments, the second restores the body with assisted exercises and stretches, and the third helps promote a healthy lifestyle with routine chiropractic care.
To supplement her treatments, Dr. McDaniel has taken two certified massage therapists on board at McDaniel Chiropractic. These therapists work closely with the chiropractor to devise custom massages that treat chronic pain, improve circulation, and help necks work toward their ultimate goal of rotating 360 degrees.
Lymphologists and lumberjacks concur that a Swedish massage is an invaluable ally in the ongoing quest for total health. Swedish massages employ several styles of expansive and ebbing strokes to relieve tension, mellow the muscles, and restore free-flowing fluency to the toxin-dispersal chutes of the lymphatic system. During effleurage, the hands smoothly circle the skin like epidermal ice skates as a primer for renewed venous and lymphatic circulation. The petrissage and tapotement strokes knead and knock on pressure points in the humanhide, while friction strokes untie the knots in the shoelaces of your muscle fibers. The vibration stroke goes all "cell-phone setting during a ballet" on the back and the limbs to get blood and muscles moving. The lesser-known high-five move at the end of the Swedish massage generates camaraderie and coolness.
Professional body builder Ken Jackson teams up with a seasoned dance instructor and two certified personal trainers to lead a diverse array of fitness classes. Within a 3,000-square foot training studio, the expert trainers lead functional workouts that aim to strengthen cores, tone muscles, and increase endurance. Other days, they conduct rigorous kickboxing training sessions and lively Latin dance-inspired Zumba classes.
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